Nestled in the hearth of Puglia, only 500 metres from the Adriatic coast and immersed in a landscape of century-old olives grove, Masseria San Domenico dates to the 15th century, when it was used by the Knights of Malta as a watchtower.
The property with its surroundings is an authentic quiet retreat: the fortified building provides complete privacy, peace and relax, a special privilege supported by a personal service and outstanding facilities. The mission of Masseria San Domenico is to promote a healthy, happy and sustainable lifestyle, inspired by the healing benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the essential elements of the thalassotherapy and the beneficial properties of the olive oil.
The Property of Masseria San Domenico
After a careful restoration, completed respecting the old shapes, the traditional architectural style and the original building materials, the tower was converted into a 5 star hotel in 1996.
The hotel offers charming intimacy bound with first class facilities, such as a magnificent outdoor free-form swimming pool, a state-of-the-art Thalassotherapy Spa, a lovely beach, two tennis courts, a modern gym and a challenging 18-hole golf course. Masseria San Domenico is the place where to be to recall the history of the region, a land where Eastern and Mediterranean cultures have flourished together.
IMPORANT NOTE: Please note that to guarantee an atmosphere of relax and quietness to our guests, only children over the age of 14 are allowed.
The Spa Thalasso, Wellbeing and Happiness
Our mission is to promote a healthy, happy and sustainable lifestyle, inspired by the healing benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle with the essential elements of the thalassotherapy and the beneficial properties of the olive oil.
In the SPA Talasso, the thalassotherapy, with its long tradition, is at the basis of the wellbeing services. Since ancient times the use of seawater was known as the primary source of purification for the organism. The mineral richness and abundance of oligoelements help to relieve your body and mind. A gorgeous Thalasso pool is the hearth of the Spa together with 8 cabins for Thalasso Treatments. In addition, other 9 cabins for wellbeing treatments offer a wide range of services the guests can chose among to find their ideal way of relaxation and self-care.
The benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
The food model of Mediterranean Diet, which is even under UNESCO's protection as world intangible cultural heritage, has proved unique in assuring the permanence of a good health condition along the years.
The Mediterranean diet is also a pillar in the wellbeing offer at Masseria San Domenico. The Mediterranean diet goes beyond the counting of calories and it overthrows the concept of diet as privation and sacrifice, promoting instead the physical and psychological wellbeing of the person. The olive trees, which we produce our olive oil from, are all around the property and give an important contribution in creating an authentic wellbeing experience for our Guests.
San Domenico Golf, the great green on the Puglian sea
San Domenico Golf is located where the Puglian countryside meets the azure of the Adriatic Sea, just 5 minutes driving distance from Masseria San Domenico.
Characterized by a combination of strategically positioned bunkers and intricate mistral-oriented design, this prestigious links course designed by the European Golf Design in London winds through gentle slopes, zigzagging among centenary olive trees and glimpses of the ancient city of Egnathia. Therefore, it is not surprising that it has established itself as one of the best golf clubs in Italy.
Surrounded by ancient olive trees and just footsteps from the Mediterranean Sea, we promote exercise as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Our gym is equipped with the latest gym equipment, free weights and Technogym weight machines, along with a full range of Technogym cardio equipment. Having pinpointed the areas that need extra attention, after a personal functional evaluation, personal training sessions will then help kick-start your potential.
Effective workouts to tone and get perfect legs, abs and butt.
AQUA GYM, WALKING, FUNCTIONAL TRAINING, CYCLING, STRETCHING, AQUA GYM & HYDROBIKE, POWER PLAT, FIT BOX, BOXING, BODY COMBAT, YOGA.
San Domenico a Mare and the Beach
Just 1km from the hotel, San Domenico a Mare is for those who want to enjoy the sea in complete relaxation: a oasis of peace immersed in a pristine natural environment from where to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the refreshing sea breeze.
Four contemporary “pied dans l’eau” rooms allow for complete relaxation with the lulling sound of waves.
As the sun sets over the magnificent Adriatic, enjoy an aperitivo of champagne, oysters, vodka and caviar designed for the most demanding tastes.
Beach reserved exclusively to Masseria San Domenico’s guests, with a panoramic pontoon on the rocks with easy access to the sea and a corner of white sand overlooking a cove with turquoise and shallow waters. The beach has a renowned seafood restaurant, a bar and an elegant lounge for relaxing.
Mediterranean Remise En Forme
Programme inspired by the healing benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle and its natural ele-ments. The program combines fitness and holistic activities, nutrition guidance, equipment based treatments and manual techniques to help you look and feel your best:
daily use of the dynamic thalasso pool
6 healthy Mediterranean full board
1 nutritionist consultation
1 marine scrub
1 hypothermal marine treatment
2 thalgo jet
1 mineral wrap with pressotherapy
1 detox massage
1 “Carita” tecnoled remodelling
1 “Thalgo” fundamental shining face treatment
1 personal trainer consultation
daily group activities sessions
free use of sauna, steam room, cromo-aromatic shower and gym facilities
We are step by step taking away all plastic packaging; bottles, glasses, shoppers and drinkin straw are all glass or made by biodegradable material.
By Car: From the A-road Bari-Brindisi, exit Savalletri. From Savalletri, go south -along the coast-on 379, heading toward Torre Canne. At about 2 Km. is the entry to The Masseria San Domenico.
By Train: The nearest railway station is at Fasano, about 5 Km away from the Masseria on the route Lecce-Bari-Roma-Bologna.
By Plane: Bari (tel. 080.5835204) is 55 Km far, about 35 minutes by car. Brindisi (tel. 0831.411711) is 45 Km away and 35 minutes by car.
By Ship: From the ports of Bari and Brindisi, ferryboats leave for Greece, Corfù and Yugoslavia.
Retreat Features and Activities
Colon CleansingDetoxHolistic HealthNatureNutrition & Nutritional Advice/TherapyOrganicSilenceSpaStress ManagementWeight Management